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So much advice... O_O

@Schmuckley, the samsung memory ain't available in my country.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/17/12 at 7:01am
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But will I notice a big performance difference between the 2500k and the 2300? I thought the i7 is faster then the i5.
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post #33 of 43
The main thing I hope you get out of this thread is that as a gamer with an i5-2300, you truly don't need a CPU upgrade. Your CPU is not creating any (or absolutely minimal) bottlenecks, and you will not see any performance improvements if you upgrade to 2700k. You're going to have people randomly telling you to upgrade your CPU, but trust benchmarks, not random people who don't give you any reasons for the upgrade.

If you're dead set on a CPU upgrade, or you just want to start overclocking, get the 2500k. There's a reason it's the CPU of choice for half of this forum. However if you want the largest improvements within your budget, go with new mobo + 2nd 6950 or a 7970 / 7950 on current mobo.

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post #34 of 43
yeah i would stick with the 2500k and use the additional change to get a nice aftermarket cooler.

saw that there are hd7970s for 469 on newegg now... not sure if that fits your budget but its a nice discount from their prior prices.
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post #35 of 43
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This will be my list then:

Intel Core i5 2500k
AsRock z68 Gen3 Extreme3
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 PC-12800 CL9 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/17/12 at 8:33am
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post #36 of 43
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So, would that be worth it?
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post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by battleaxe231 View Post

This will be my list then:
Intel Core i5 2500k
AsRock z68 Gen3 Extreme3
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 PC-12800 CL9 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

it's a nice setup... i would definitely try to step up up to an 8gb kit, if possible. I suppose it depends on whether you're running a 64bit OS, but even if you aren't... you'll be set for if/when you upgrade.
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post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by battleaxe231 View Post

What is the best choice of cpu upgrade I can go with in this case, I was thinking about the 2600k or the 2700k or even the i7 3820?

None of those would be a bad choice. From what I've seen if you're just doing gaming, the 2500K and the i7s will perform about the same, with slightly better performance on the i7. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5276/intel-core-i7-3820-review-285-quadcore-sandy-bridge-e/3

But if you do other things on your PC the i7 will have an advantage.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/51126-intel-core-i7-3820-sandy-bridge-e-cpu-review-11.html
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3820-processor-review/12


Up to you to decide what you want in the end
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don't mind.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 4/28/12 at 3:34am
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I've just installed this ram, 8GB 1600MHZ (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL), but I think it's running @ 1333mhz. On the Biostar website it says my motherboard H61MH is capable of running 1600MHZ ram (Support Dual Channel DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz) http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=525

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Are the RAM timings right?
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